Welcome to the Silva Navigation Guide. We want to inspire you to learn more about how to navigate with a map and compass. These days most of us have some kind of navigation equipment in our smartphones, but we think navigating with a map and a compass is a fun way to get around outdoors. Having the skills can even be a life saver. Now, start by exploring this guide, find out which compass suits you, and go out and explore the world around you!
HOW TO NAVIGATE
EASY AS 1-2-3
LEARN THE BASICS
We all have to begin somewhere. The first step of navigation, along with the Silva 1-2-3, is to learn the basics of your compass.
FIND YOUR COMPASS
There are many types of compasses and they all have different features and levels of complexity. Start with the basics and find out which compass suits you best.
READING THE MAP
Using a map and a compass is just as much about getting lost- and finding new places- as it is about staying on course. Start by learning the basics of maps, and then head out.
ADVANCED NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES
Navigation is a life-long process. If you want to take your navigation skills to the next level and learn more about advanced techniques - then have a look here.
BEFORE HEADING OUT
When heading out in an unknown environment, details and preparations are crucial. Take a look at our tips to increase your safety and the chances of exploring even further.
SILVA AT SEA
Navigating at sea requires different skills, and a whole different area of expertise compared to navigating on land. We offer a wide range of marine compasses to be used on various types of boats and vessels, all of which will help you find your way on the water.
Since 1933, our goal has been to develop outstanding outdoor equipment, and to always keep moving forward. Over the years we have helped people find their way home and travel new roads.
A compass consists of many different features. They are there to guide you and keep you on track (or off track if you are up for the challenges). Learn more in detail about the functions of SILVA compasses.